CONNECTION UNMADE. A Poem by John Grey

 

It’s a long long night –
 
we bypass attraction on the way
to indifference -.
the beer is flat,
the bartender won’t refill our peanut bowl
 
nothing left to say
moves on to staring in each other’s face,
wondering what it takes for two people
to find even the merest attraction
in each other
and why the alcohol-fueled
loss of inhibitions is no help –
 
we’re just two different people
and, for all the liquor,
all the come-ons in the world.,
we’re fated to remain that way –
 
but I say, “It was nice talking to you”
and you reply, “the pleasure
was all mine” –
 
more hours wasted
on absolutely nothing —
 
sometimes I think
life was never meant
to happen.
 

 
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John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, South Carolina Review, Gargoyle and Big Muddy Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Cape Rock and Spoon River Poetry Review. To view more of his work www.motherbird.com & Poetry Life & Times
 
 
 
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How we learned our songs. A Poem by Goirick Brahmachari


 
1.
 
Before the internet came
we skipped our meals,
pickpocketed our fathers,
sold old tapes,
and gave up our weekly rituals :
like momo eaters’ competitions
and morning biker’s tea,
to save one hundred twenty five bucks
and to collect our songs
 
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Much later, 
we bicycled through piracy
across unnamed record shops
where fat tape recorders
could customize our compilations.
Then came Napster
And then came the YouTube
With torrents though,
our hard drives exploded
like never before
 
A thousand folders of songs that 
no one listens to
continue to accumulate.
The broken short wave radio 
that stayed with me since
I learnt my first song, 
now, does not allow 
FM frequencies to trespass through it,
almost, in revolt.
 
 
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Goirick Brahmachari lives in New Delhi, India. He hails from Silchar, Assam. His poems have appeared in various Indian and international magazines.
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Tony Martin Woods Reads with Transforming with Poetry at Inkwell Arts. Leeds.UK

Transforming Poetry is a society of poets who read monthly at the Inkwell Arts Center, it includes regular local poets & guest poets, this last performance took place on the 30th of April 2016. Tony Martin Woods is the organizer and presenter of Transforming with Poetry, he is seen hear reading his translation Ontology from his recently published volume of poems Journeys of the Goddesses.
 

 
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Mike Baynham Reads with Transforming with Poetry at Inkwell Arts. Leeds UK.

Transforming Poetry is a society of poets who read monthly at the Inkwell Arts Center, it includes regular local poets & guest poets, this last performance took place on the 30th of April 2016. Here Mike Baynham reads first from his original written in Spanish & then it’s original in English Cavafy when Old.
 

 
 
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